Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fabric Friday - Mix and Match with Denim

Denim is a great fabric which can be used in many different types of sewing projects. Our 6oz indigo denim is similar weight to our regular cotton fabrics and is perfect for making skirts, bags and pants. It is 100% cotton with no elastaine content so it will not stretch. At $12/m and 150cm wide it is relatively inexpensive, making it a great base fabric for many projects which can then be dressed up with a more expensive feature fabric. 

Indigo coloured denim goes particularly well with fabrics that contain reds, oranges and some blues. Here are few examples of fabric combinations and projects we have made.

I'm always amazed at how well blue and orange compliment each other. I shouldn't be as they are on opposite sides of the colour wheel which makes them complementary colours. The burnt oranges in this print by Parsons Gray certainly work well with the indigo blue. 

This is my favourite combo, indigo denim with Lupe Natural by Alexander Henry. Once again it is the oranges in the Lupe print that work so well with the indigo denim. I think that the blues also complement nicely. 
These are the fabrics that I used for my Hummingbird Skirt which is currently my favourite skirt to wear :) 
Don't you think that this next combo with Sasparilla Alphabet Blocks Multi by Riley Blake Design would make the cutest pair of shorts for a little one? 

Denim is a great base fabric for a satchel bag where you can use your feature fabric on just the flap. On this small satchel we have teamed the denim with Animal Circle Canvas Red by Cosmo Textiles. Red and blue are both primary colours so they work really well together. Don't you think that the deep red of the feature print just pops against the indigo blue making a very striking bag?
On the larger tote we have used Samurai and Geisha Seafoam by Trans-Pacific Textiles for the flap, the blues and greens blend together nicely with just enough red/orange for a bit of contrast.

I'll leave you with a few more combinations that you might like to try out.

Top Row
Bottom Row
- Ky

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